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Kettering Conference Centre Events

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About this venue

In the heart of England, Kettering Conference Centre is one of the most centrally located venues in the UK, ideal for training events, exhibitions, meetings and conferences.

But it has much more to offer than location. It’s also home to an array of impressive spaces with elite technical facilities that mean no matter how ambitious the event, Kettering Conference Centre is up to the task. Of course, no event is complete without catering and at this venue your guests or delegates will experience some of the industry’s leading food, drink and hospitality.

Event Spaces

Kettering Conference Centre is tailor made for large conferences and exhibitions with an arena, tiered auditoriums and beautiful scenery. It’s also great for smaller team meetings and training activities.

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    Arena

    Capacity: 2000

    2,000m2 arena providing tailor-made exhibition space, a venue for awards dinners or the site of your next product launch.

    • Blackout
    • Exhibition Space
    • Wi-Fi
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    Lighthouse Auditorium

    Capacity: 560

    Tiered auditorium with state-of-the-art audiovisual that’s ideal for conferences, presentations, award ceremonies and product launches.

    • Bar
    • PA System
    • Stage
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    Fair Isle

    Capacity: 500

    Fully air-conditioned conference suite with free Wi-Fi access. A range of audiovisual equipment available on request. Also ideal for large dinners.

    • Bar
    • PA System
    • Screen
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    Portland

    Capacity: 120

    Fully air-conditioned conference suite with free Wi-Fi access. A range of audiovisual equipment available on request.

    • Blackout
    • LCD Projector
    • Screen
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    Pendeen

    Capacity: 75

    Fully air-conditioned conference suite with free Wi-Fi access. A range of audiovisual equipment available on request.

    • PA System
    • LCD Projector
    • Screen
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    Longstone

    Capacity: 42

    Fully air-conditioned meeting room with free Wi-Fi access. Great for team planning, with a range of audiovisual equipment available on request.

    • Flipchart
    • LCD Projector
    • Screen
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    Bamburgh

    Capacity: 30

    Fully air-conditioned meeting room with free Wi-Fi access. Great for team planning, with a range of audiovisual equipment available on request.

    • Flipchart
    • LCD Projector
    • Screen
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    Farne

    Capacity: 25

    Fully air-conditioned meeting room with free Wi-Fi access. Great for team planning, with a range of audiovisual equipment available on request.

    • PA System
    • LCD Projector
    • Screen
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    Bede

    Capacity: 25

    Fully air-conditioned meeting room with free Wi-Fi access. Great for team planning, with a range of audiovisual equipment available on request.

    • Flipchart
    • LCD Projector
    • Screen
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    Grace Darling

    Capacity: 40

    Lounge area with lovely views that’s ideal for breakout space, catering and refreshments.

    • Air Conditioning
    • Wi-Fi
    • Great Views
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    Gallery Atrium

    Capacity: 300

    A central area to the various meeting and conference room suites. Ideal for a delegate reception area, catering, refreshments and drinks reception.

    • Air Conditioning
    • Wi-Fi
    • Exhibition Space
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    Lakeside

    Capacity: 200

    Function room for meetings, weddings and special occasions with a bar and outside terrace overlooking the lake. Full audiovisual available on request.

    • Bar
    • PA System
    • LCD Projector
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    Lakeside Foyer

    Capacity: 60

    Directly outside of the Lakeside Suite and can be used for a small exhibition space, refreshments, a buffet area or for wedding welcome drinks.

    • Air Conditioning
    • Exhibition Space
    • Wi-Fi
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    Lantern

    Capacity: 60

    Fully air-conditioned meeting room with free Wi-Fi access. Great for team planning, with a range of audiovisual equipment available on request.

    • Screen
    • PA System
    • LCD Projector

Capacity at a Glance

Event Space Reception Theatre Boardroom UShape Dinner / Dance Cab Lunch / Dinner Max Capacity
Arena 2000 2000 - - 800 800 - 2000
Lighthouse Auditorium - 560 - - - - - 560
Fair Isle 500 500 - - 360 250 420 500
Portland 120 168 48 40 - 84 - 120
Pendeen 75 98 36 28 - 49 - 75
Longstone - 42 28 24 - 32 - 42
Bamburgh - 30 22 18 - - - 30
Farne - 25 18 16 - - - 25
Bede - 25 18 16 - - - 25
Grace Darling 40 - - - - - - 40
Gallery Atrium 300 - - - - - - 300
Lakeside 200 150 - - 150 100 200 200
Lakeside Foyer - 1 - - - - - 60
Lantern - 60 34 28 - 36 - 60

Location

Kettering Conference Centre has excellent road links with the A1, M1 and M6, and is only 55 minutes by train from London, making it the perfect location for both national and local events.

Travel

  • Kettering 0.45 Miles
  • M1 JCT 15A 15.04 Miles
  • Car Parking: Onsite (600 spaces)
  • London Luton Airport 38.36 Miles

Address

Thurston Drive, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6PB

Accreditations

  • Good To Go England

    This venue has been awarded the ‘Good To Go’ UK industry mark, the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business can demonstrate they are following the government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

  • Code Of Practice Logo MASTER 1

    This venue is a member of the HBAA and supports their Code of Practice to assure best practice between agents, hotels and venues – ensuring every client receives a professional service.

  • MIA

    This venue is accredited by The Meetings Industry Association (mia), providing each of its clients with the assurance of excellence in business meetings and events across service, safety, health and responsibility.

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Meeting rooms

The Kettering Conference Centre meeting rooms can accommodate from five to 2,000 people. Alongside the large events, businesses in the surrounding area have a perfect spot for inspiring and productive days out of the office. 

The space also works as a celebration venue with two suites – the Fair Isle and Lakeside – overlooking a stunning nine-acre lake, teeming with birdlife.

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Conference rooms

At Kettering Conference Centre, you’ll find an auditorium, the Lighthouse, which has 560 tiered seats, making it the ideal conference venue for presentations, award ceremonies and product launches.

There is also an arena, which provides 2,000m2 of exhibition space which can also accommodate larger conferences and events.

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Catering

The Venues Collection 

With an array of both contemporary and historic meetings spaces, The Venues Collection is the ideal choice for comfortable, stress-free events, from an intimate boardroom meeting to an expansive conference or exhibition. When business turns to pleasure, stay overnight or simply for the day – they’ll cater for every memorable moment: from christenings to birthdays, engagement parties to unforgettable weddings and anniversaries to celebrations of life.  

Food is our passion. It’s what bring our brands together. 

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Sustainability

This venue recognises the risks posed to the planet from climate change and the consequences of this change being felt by people all around the world. That is why they operate a Meetings For Change promise: 

  • We believe in using fresh, seasonal products

    We aim for 80% of the ingredients on our menus to be British grown. All the chicken and milk we serve is Red Tractor assured. 

  • We believe in the power of plants

    We offer plant-forward menus, with a choice of great-tasting alternative proteins. 

  • We believe in zero waste 

    Whatever we’re cooking for your meeting or event, our approach is root-to-stem, nose-to-tail. We use recycled and reusable packaging wherever we can. 

  • We believe in ethical sourcing 

    Our teas and coffees come from responsible suppliers. Our chocolate is Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified. 

  • We believe in protecting our planet 

    Our climate promise is to reach Net Zero by 2030.  In addition, this venue has further sustainable priorities. Please contact a venue expert for more information.